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The best change of mind ever
Having tried to book a holiday to Thailand we were tempted by a two week stay in the Maldives. On our second visit, several years later we booked SIV, again for 2 weeks and thought it a bit basic. We must say this thought stayed for a very short time and every day we are there we think of another reason to go back.
Other islands may have a better house reef, other islands may have better accommodation but as an experience you can't beat this place. We have been to the Maldives 8 times now and we plan to return to SIV in 2021 for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. This visit will be fist time there since Adrian (Food and Beverage Manager) left to return to Sri Lanka. I am sure one person does not make the place and we can't wait to return.
An excellent holiday but I have one question not related to this island but more general...... Why do divers smoke like chimneys?
Unique Quality: Quiet with attentive staff, SIV is perfect for a "get away from it all" type of holiday. If you can, I would suggest an upgrade to a water bungalow, the cost was $45 per night but there are offers now and then. We tend to book locally or by email before we arrive. It can be much more expensive if done as part of the holiday package.
For the non divers, swimming with the Rays and Sharks is a must as this can be done around the island. The daily snorkelling trips are also a must, but be aware of the currents when the weather turns bad.
The night fishing can be an experience all of its own, especially in August when the weather can change in minutes. Last year, after 10 minutes on the boat the island disappeared and the rain came. After an hour I couldn't be any wetter but it was thoroughly enjoyable. Quick shower, dressed, meal and then retire to the bar for a much earned drink (or two).
The island hop trip is also worth a day but be prepared for the heat on the local island.
Sea Plane transfers are well worth the money.
Directions: North West of Male, 1 hour 40 minutes by boat, 45 minutes by fast speed boat or 20 minutes by sea plane.
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Summer Island Village
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Summer Island Village Maldives
- Summer Island Village Resort
- Summer Island Village Hotel North Male Atoll
Address: Ziyaaraifushi Island, , 08460
Amenities at Summer Island Village
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Fitness Center
- Beverage Selection
- Continental Breakfast
- Bar / Lounge
- Airport Transportation
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